Zalgiris Kaunas makes second-best EuroLeague start in franchise history

Zalgiris Kaunas continued its impressive run in the EuroLeague and earned its fourth straight win in the competition.

The Lithuanians dominated Anadolu Efes at home (89-73) and remained the only undefeated team in the EuroLeague (4-0).

This is the second-best EuroLeague start for Zalgiris Kaunas in franchise history.

Since the start of the EuroLeague back in 2000, the Lithuanians have made a better start only once.

In the 2012/13 season, Zalgiris had a 5-0 record after the first five rounds. The team will have the chance to tie this milestone next week, as they host Valencia.

Against Anadolu Efes, Zalgiris led from start to finish and never looked back, cruising to an easy victory.

Five players scored in double figures for the winners, with Nigel Hayes posting a team-high 17 points.

On the other hand, Bryant Dunston led the way for the Turks with 20 points (8/9 shooting).

Efes dropped to 1-3 in the EuroLeague standings and has lost three of the first four games.

Barcelona came back from a double-digit deficit in the second half and defeated Panathinaikos in overtime (97-89).

The Catalans had the chance to win the game in regulation, yet Cory Higgins missed the three-pointer at the buzzer.

Four players scored in double figures for the winners, with Higgins posting a team-high 24 points.

Nick Calathes had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists in his first game against his former team.

Marcus Foster led five Panathinaikos players in double figures, with 24 points.

Barcelona improved to 3-1 in the EuroLeague standings, while Panathinaikos now is at 1-2.

Two EuroLeague games (ASVEL Villeurbanne vs Crvena Zvezda and Valencia vs Zenit Saint Petersburg) did not take place as scheduled.

The reason is that both ASVEL and Zenit are dealing with several coronavirus cases and did not have eight players available for the game.

Therefore, the EuroLeague will now decide when the matches, which have been postponed due to the pandemic, will take place.

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